Steve Jobs Contradicts himself haha

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Pistol Pete, May 20, 2006.

  1. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

    Pistol Pete

    Jan 6, 2005
    So Cal
    iMac G4 Keynote

    talks about how you could never put in a superdrive in sideways like in todays imacs...

    "cant run optical drives at full speed" "performance goes way down"

    haha i know tech has changed and i love apple but if you are a nerd like me it is funny to hear him say it haha....
  2. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    So are the people who 50 years ago said men couldn't land on the moon funny?
  3. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004

  4. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    ... oh come on, everyone knows no one's really been to the moon. :rolleyes:
  5. .Andy macrumors 68030


    Jul 18, 2004
    The Mergui Archipelago
    I don't find stuff like that too funny. As tech gets better you're bound to come up with ways around conventional problems.

    I like it best when he craps on about things and then does the complete opposite. It's classic steve and I love him for it :). The video iPods is a perfect example - "nobody wants to watch video on a screen that small". Fast forward 12 months and we've got a slightly bigger screen iPod video and a large investment in supplying TV shows via iTMS.
  6. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    Or how about "nobody want's flash mp3 players, they just get tossed into a desk and never seen again"

    Tell me though, if it was Bill Gates who did stuff like that, I bet you would bash him.
  7. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    He was talking about low-end flash-based players when he made that comment. He was not referring to ALL flash-based players. Here's my detailed post on this from Dec '04.

    Steve is very good at making comments that at the time seem to discount a entire product line and then later Apple releases something to contradict those statements. But if you go back and see exactly what he says, you can see that he has not really contradicted himself.
  8. dmetzcher macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2005
    This is all typical marketing, and every company does it. It's not something that Steve Jobs invented. Any CEO will tell you that the reason they cannot do something is blah blah blah. When they find that it's profitable, or that the technology has changed somewhere and they are able to do it now, they will sing a different song. I'm sure that, if you asked Jobs publicly if the Mac would ever run on Intel two years ago, he would have said absolutely not, and then trashed Intel and their whole roadmap. Until the deal was struck, he would have denied.

    This is why you have to do your own research on things. Believing any CEO, especially when they are talking about their own products, isn't going to get you anywhere.
  9. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    yep 100% correct.......

    But remember what Steve said after the OS 9 to X transition had begun:
    "Once the transition to OS X is complete, we will have many options" and "I like options"

    Even though they already had OS X running on intel and could not announce it publicly, he DID throw out a hint at things to come......

    sometimes, ya just gotta read between the lines :p

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